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BlackTea's electric adventure moped still looks pretty in the city

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The BlackTea Moped's battery should take around five hours to charge via a standard 220-V wall outlet
The BlackTea Moped's battery should take around five hours to charge via a standard 220-V wall outlet
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Drawing a little inspiration from the vintage 70s Ducati scramblers and a little from the electric two-wheelers of today, German mobility startup BlackTea has taken to Indiegogo with an electrified moped built for all terrain
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Drawing a little inspiration from the vintage 70s Ducati scramblers and a little from the electric two-wheelers of today, German mobility startup BlackTea has taken to Indiegogo with an electrified moped built for all terrain
With a nice mix of urban- and off-road-oriented features, the BlackTea Moped shapes as a stylish and agile way to get around town
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With a nice mix of urban- and off-road-oriented features, the BlackTea Moped shapes as a stylish and agile way to get around town
The BlackTea Moped, from the rear
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The BlackTea Moped, from the rear
The crowdfunding campaign for the BlackTea Moped is now underway on Indiegogo
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The crowdfunding campaign for the BlackTea Moped is now underway on Indiegogo
The BlackTea Moped is equipped with sports tires and hydraulic disc brakes for handling the rough stuff and greater stopping power
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The BlackTea Moped is equipped with sports tires and hydraulic disc brakes for handling the rough stuff and greater stopping power
The crowdfunding campaign for the BlackTea moped is now underway on Indiegogo
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The crowdfunding campaign for the BlackTea moped is now underway on Indiegogo
The BlackTea Moped's battery should take around five hours to charge via a standard 220-V wall outlet
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The BlackTea Moped's battery should take around five hours to charge via a standard 220-V wall outlet
The BlackTea Moped shapes as a stylish and agile way to get around town
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The BlackTea Moped shapes as a stylish and agile way to get around town
The BlackTea Moped was dreamt up by company founder Viktor Sommer while studying at the Technical University of Munich
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The BlackTea Moped was dreamt up by company founder Viktor Sommer while studying at the Technical University of Munich
The Blacktea Moped doing its thing in the dirt
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The Blacktea Moped doing its thing in the dirt
The BlackTea Moped is built to offer a little more oomph than your standard Vespa-style scooter
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The BlackTea Moped is built to offer a little more oomph than your standard Vespa-style scooter
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Drawing a little inspiration from the vintage 70s Ducati scramblers and a little from the electric two-wheelers of today, German mobility startup BlackTea has taken to Indiegogo with an electrified moped built for all terrain. With a nice mix of urban- and off-road-oriented features, the BlackTea Moped shapes as a stylish and agile way to get around town, with plenty still to give once the bitumen ends and the gravel begins.

The BlackTea Moped was dreamt up by founder Viktor Sommer while studying at the Technical University of Munich, when he set out to design an affordable, electric two-wheeler with a little more oomph than your standard Vespa-style scooter.

A 5-kW peak performance makes for a top speed of 80 km/h (50 mph), with drive coming courtesy of a hub motor at the rear wheel. Complete with mirrors, indicator lights and a license plate carrier, the moped is street legal in the US and Europe – so long as riders stay below the speed limits that apply to their location.

The Blacktea Moped doing its thing in the dirt
The Blacktea Moped doing its thing in the dirt

The removable 1.8-kWh battery provides a range of 70 km (43.5 mi), though that figure will depend on where you’re doing your riding. The BlackTea Moped is equipped with sports tires and hydraulic disc brakes for handling the rough stuff and greater stopping power, while a second battery can be added to effectively double the distance a rider can travel on each charge. Each battery should take around five hours to recharge via a standard 220-V wall outlet.

The crowdfunding campaign is now underway on Indiegogo, where early pledges of €2,290 (approx. US$2,700) are available and will have you in line for a BlackTea Moped when shipping kicks off next April if all goes to plan. You can check out the promo video below.

BLACK TEA MOTORBIKES - PRE LAUNCH VIDEO

Source: BlackTea, Indiegogo

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3 comments
Bahnstormer
See the Mo, but where's the Ped?
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Gas cap?
nick101
Well, at least SOMEONE is getting it, in as far as making a cool looking conveyance, with a little bit of zip, and (most important) a non-outrageous price.